Thursday Evening Sports Update

RACING

Supasundae has claimed the feature race on the opening day of the Aintree Festival – the Aintree Hurdle.

The 15-to-2 shot came home just over a length ahead of the odds-on favourite Buveur D’Air (PR: Boover Dare).

Faugheen was pulled up by jockey Ruby Walsh who said the 11-year old felt lifeless.

Robbie Power told Racing TV he’s already looking ahead to the next challenge.

After his fall in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the favourite Kemboy romped to victory in the Betway Bowl Chase for trainer Willie Mullins.

Winning jockey Ruby Walsh spoke to Racing TV

The Grade One 4-year-old Juvenile Hurdle was won by the Nicky Henderson-trained Pentland Hills.

While 4-to-1 shot Kalashnikov edged the Grade One Novices’ Chase for trainer Amy Murphy.

RUGBY

Sammy Arnold is set to make a first appearance for Munster since January as he’s been named on the bench for tomorrow’s Pro 14 meeting with Cardiff.

The starting fifteen shows six changes from the side that edged Edinburgh in last week’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter final.

Mike Haley and Tyler Bleyendaal come into the backs for Darren Sweetnam and Joey Carbery.

While into the forwards come the quartet of Kevin O’Byrne, Billy Holland, Chris Cloete and Arno Botha.

Currow’s JJ Hanrahan is on the bench.

GOLF

Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell and Seamus Power are all hoping to win a last-minute invitation to the Masters.

The Irish trio are all competing at the Valero Texas Open, the final stop on the road to Augusta.

Power has made an encouraging start – reaching the 12th in 2-under par.

Harrington and McDowell both tee off after 6 o’clock.